C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A

  Jodie Sims Holt

Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA  9252l

Phone: (951) 827-380l, Lab:  (951) 827-2541; Fax: (951) 827-4437, E-mail: jodie.holt@ucr.edu




Professor of Plant Physiology and Chair, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside




1982                 Ph.D. in Botany, University of California, Davis

                        Dissertation:  "Comparative Fitness of Triazine Resistant and Triazine Suscep­tible Senecio vulgaris Biotypes."

1977                 M.S. in Plant Ecology, University of California, Davis

1974                 B.S. in Botany, Graduated Summa Cum Laude with General Honors, University of Georgia, Athens




Physiological and population ecology of invasive exotic weeds in wildlands and agricultural weeds in croplands, ecological approaches for weed management




Foundations of Plant Biology (current assignment); Plant Ecology; Introductory Biochemistry (team taught); Weed Ecology and Management; Resistance of Insects, Plant Pathogens, and Weeds to Toxic Agents (team taught); portions of Plant Physiology Lab; various graduate semi­nars




Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, Weed Science Society of America; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Sigma Xi; WSSA Outstanding Paper in Weed Science, 1993, 2000; Outstanding Research Paper, California Weed Conference, 1982; Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 1978-79; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1975-78




2003-present:  Chair, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

2001-2003 and 1991-94:  Vice-Chair, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

1982-present:  Member of various departmental committees including Educational Advisory Committee (past chair), Curriculum Committee (past chair), and various ad hoc committees including Faculty Search Committees; member of several Academic Senate committees including Privilege and Tenure (past chair); member of several UC Systemwide committees including UC/IPM Workgroups, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Technical Advisory Committee, UC Weed Management Workgroup Executive Committee, UC Committee on Privilege and Tenure (past chair), Search Committee for Chancellor for UC Santa Cruz and UC Riverside






Member, Weed Science Society of America, Western Society of Weed Science, California Weed Science Society, California Invasive Plant Council (member and/or Chair of various committees in each), Ecological Society of America, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Botanical Society of America

Participant, ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program 1999-2000

Reviewer of manuscripts for various botanical, ecological, and weed science journals; Associate Editor, Invasive Plant Science and Management;past Associate Editor, California Agriculture and Weed Science

Reviewer of proposals and panel member for various granting agencies; Panel Manager, USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Research Grants Program Weeds panel, 1994-95

Principal Investigator on federal, regional, and statewide extramural grants

Presented numerous invited and volunteer talks at national, regional, and statewide meetings and courses




Sakai, A. K., F. W. Allendorf, J. S. Holt, D. M. Lodge, J. Molofsky, K. A. With, S. Baughman, R. J. Cabin, J. E. Cohen, N. C. Ellstrand, D. E. McCauley, P. O’Neill, I. M. Parker, J. N. Thompson, and S. G. Weller. 2001. The population biology of invasive species. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 32: 305-332.

Tayyar, R., J. H. T. Nguyen, and J. S. Holt. 2003. Genetic and morphological analysis of two novel nutsedge biotypes from California. Weed Science 51: 731-739.

Khudamrongsawat, J., R. Tayyar, and J. S. Holt. 2004. Genetic diversity of giant reed in the Santa Ana River, California. Weed Science 52: 395-405.

Hamill, A., J. S. Holt, and C. Mallory-Smith. 2004. Contributions of weed science to weed control and management. Weed Technology 18: 1563-1565.

Holt, J. S. 2004. Principles of weed management in agroecosystems and wildlands. Weed Technology 18: 1559-1562.

Decruyenaere, J. G. and J. S. Holt. 2005. Ramet demography of a clonal invader, Arundo donax (Poaceae), in Southern California. Plant and Soil 277: 41-52.

White, V. A. and J. S. Holt. 2005. Competition of artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus) with native and exotic grassland species. Weed Science 53: 826-833.

Marushia, R. G. and J. S. Holt. C. Ellstrand. 2007. Rapid phenotypic divergence of feral rye from domesticated cereal rye. Weed Science 55: 204-211.

Quinn, L. D., M. A. Rauterkus, 2006. The effects of habitat on dispersal patterns of an invasive thistle, Cynara cardunculus. Biological Invasions 8: 577-593. 

Burger, J. C., J. S. Holt, and N. and J. S. Holt. 2007. Effects of nitrogen enrichment and competition on growth and spread of giant reed (Arundo donax). Weed Science 55: 319-326.

Radosevich, S. R., J. S. Holt, and C. M. Ghersa. 2007. Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants: Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, 3rd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Quinn, L. D. and J. S. Holt. Ecological Correlates of Invasion by Arundo donax in three southern California Riparian habitats. Biological Invasions. In press.

Holt, J. Terrestrial Plants. Chapter in Invasive Species Management: Techniques in Ecology and Conservation. M. Clout and P. Williams, Editors. Oxford University Press. UK. In press.